Category: Education

49 Ghanaian students on their way to study in elite USA universities

By Cedric Kekeli | GhanaWeb

Every year, in the month of March, American colleges release their much-anticipated admission decisions to millions of eager college-bound students from all over the world. This year 49 Ghanaians were admitted into elite universities in the USA on scholarships. Some of these schools include Harvard, Princeton, Yale, Columbia, Caltech, Cornell, Williams, Dartmouth, and others.

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Sub-Saharan African Immigrants in the U.S. Are Often More Educated Than Those in Top European Destinations

Sub-Saharan immigrants in the United States are also more highly educated than U.S. native-born population

BY MONICA ANDERSON AND PHILLIP CONNOR | PEW RESEARCH CENTER

As the annual number of migrants from sub-Saharan Africa to both the United States and Europe has grown for most years this decade, a Pew Research Center analysis of U.S. Census Bureau and Eurostat data finds that sub-Saharan immigrants in the U.S. tend to be more highly educated than those living in the United Kingdom, France, Italy and Portugal – Europe’s historically leading destinations among sub-Saharan immigrants.

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Ghanaian entrepreneur and Nigerian win MBA scholarship from Boston University

The Questroom School of Business at the prestigious Boston University, USA, has announced the winners of its Master of Business Administration (MBA) scholarship application for 2020-2021 academic year. The 100% tuition scholarship opportunity which is sponsored by Boston University was open to all Ghanaian and Nigerian citizens. Two outstanding applicants were awarded; Miss Helena Jennifer Afordoanyi from Ghana and Mr Olusegun Awobajo from Nigeria.

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Clear Lake resident starts University of Houston-Clear Lake’s first African Student Association

A Clear Lake resident and current graduate student at University of Houston-Clear Lake is responsible for the creation of the college’s first African Student Association, according to a Feb. 24 media release from UHCL.

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Canada: New visa pilot aims to reduce processing time for Nigerian students

By ICEF Monitor

Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), has announced a new pilot project – Nigeria Student Express (NSE) – that is geared at reducing study permit processing times for Nigerian students who have been accepted to degree programmes in Canada.

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The African diaspora scholar – Living in a ‘third space’

By Sharon Dell  

Professor Joseph Mensah, a Ghanaian-born scholar currently at York University in Toronto, Canada, has played a leading role in a number of African academic diasporan programmes aimed at tapping into the expertise of African academics living and working around the world. 

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The Fulbright African Research Scholar Program 2020 for postdoctoral Research

Opportunities For Africans

Application Deadline: June 1st 2020

The Fulbright African Research Scholar Program (ARSP) also known as the Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program is a research fellowship award grants to foreign academics or professionals to conduct advanced research at U.S. institutions. Two categories of grants are offered under The Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program:  Research Grants and Program and Curriculum Development Grants.

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Hoping to apply to a US university as a foreign student?

Vital information about admissions, funding and visa applications to study at a university in the United StatesSeptember 4 2018


As an international student, there are so many different processes you’ll need to understand and navigate when applying to universities in the United States. Here’s a breakdown of the three most important aspects: admissions, funding and visas.

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A community for African students at Massachusetts Institute of Technology

The student-run African Students Association bolsters MIT’s relationship to a vibrant, growing continent.

By Selam Gano


It is a warm September evening. Kudzaishe Zharare ’19, the president of the MIT African Students’ Association who hails from Harare, Zimbabwe, has spent the day welcoming students from various African countries at Boston Logan International Airport. It is International Student Orientation week.

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One Third of Africans Studying in U.S. Are Nigerians

By Azeezat Adedigba

About one-third of African students studying in the U.S. are Nigerians.

The Cultural Affairs Officer of the U.S. Embassy in Nigeria, Malia Heroux, made this known during an education fair for Nigerian students seeking admission into American universities for undergraduate and graduate studies.

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Studies in Canada: Procedures Eased for Moroccan and Senegalese Applicants

The Canadian government has decided to facilitate the  procedures for young Moroccans and Senegalese who wish to pursue their studies in Canada, through the Student Direct Stream (SDS) program, starting September 9.

Launched in 2018, this expedited study permit processing program has been extended to include students from Morocco and Senegal. Its processing time does not exceed three weeks.

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Indiana University starts course to teach Rwandan national language, Kinyarwanda

If you are living in the United States and wish to learn Kinyarwanda – Rwanda’s vernacular, your destination has been unveiled.

Indiana University (IU) in the United States will start offering a course in Kinyarwanda, making it the 8th African language the university is teaching under its African Studies Program.

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Coming To America: The Best Student Podcasts About Immigration from NPR

By JACQUELINE NKHONJERA

When Fahmo Abdi and her family immigrated to the United States from Kenya, they lost contact with all of their loved ones. While living in a refugee camp, Abdi’s mother decided to move her family to the United States in search of a better life. “She knew she had to work hard to provide for us and [for] her family back home,” Abdi recalls.

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American varsities award 303 Nigerian students $7.5m scholarships

More than 303 Nigerian students from the 17 states of southern Nigeria have received no less than $7.5m in full or partial scholarships from 225 American universities and colleges to study in the United States for the 2019-2020 academic session.

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Top American universities are doubling down on their presence across Africa

By Abdi Latif Dahir

Amid the rolling hills on the outskirts of Rwanda’s capital Kigali, the Carnegie Mellon University Africa’s new campus is a prominent feature on the lush landscape. The 6,000 square meters property is located within the Kigali Innovation City, a public-private partnership aimed at positioning Rwanda as a globally competitive and knowledge-based economy.

Since it’s establishment in 2011, CMU Africa has grown from a small graduate program attracting local applicants to becoming the only American research university with a full-time faculty and operations in Africa.

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